Tradie licence extensions
At least 180 tradies in Murray will save approximately $340,000 over 10 years by not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government’s Better Business Reforms.
Member for Murray Austin Evans said it followed extensive public consultation, which also showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses.
‘‘This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and our local tradies, because it maintains important protections, while also reducing costs,’’ Mr Evans said.
‘‘We’re keeping all 13 home building licenses because we need skilled and quali- fied tradies, but we’re also reducing the financial burden on our small businesses.
‘‘Renewal fees will drop from up to $605 every three years, to just a $51 processing fee for tradies to update their details every five years.’’
Licenses that will become ongoing include decorating, painting, fencing, glazing, kitchen and bathroom benchtop installation, splashback installation, paving, shower screen installation, ducting/mechanical ventilation, shade sails and shade systems installation, dry plastering, wet plastering and minor maintenance/cleaning.